We tend to leave these types of stories for the larger media circles but… the lack of information regarding the facts behind the body found off the 3800 block of Beach Drive was making us a bit uneasy. For the last 3 days, only rumors and here-say had going around about this unfortunate event. Some of it spooky, all of it sad.
Seattle Police are asking the public for assistance in an active homicide investigation. On March 12th at approximately 7:30 a.m. a citizen reported seeing a body floating in Puget Sound approximately 30 feet off-shore of the 3800 block of Beach Drive SW. Officers and detectives responded to the scene and have since determined that the deceased, a 51-year-old female from Kent, was murdered.
Homicide detectives believe the victim parked her car (see attached photo) in the 4400 block of Beach Drive SW on Sunday night, March 11th. The victim had planned to take a walk along the beach but was found deceased just offshore the next morning. The suspect(s) remain at large.
If you have information about this incident or if you saw any suspicious activity, vehicles or persons in the area on the evening of Sunday, March 11th, please call 911 or the Seattle Police Homicide Tip Line at (206) 233-5000. Anonymous tips are welcome.
You can also call Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS.
The Seattle Police would like to remind everyone to be vigilant and aware of your surroundings anytime you are outdoors and especially in the hours of darkness.
This remains an active and on-going homicide investigation.
The King County Medical Examiner's media line identified the woman's name as Gergette Renee Guy out of Kent WA. Our deepest sympathy is with her family and to all that know her.
Note: This stretch of Beach Drive has had it's share of tragedy. In August of 1993, a fatal shooting took place on a park bench just inside Mee-Kwa-Mooks park.
Spoke to some neighbors that have been interviewed by police and learned that the victim used to reside here in West Seattle & loved taking walks along the shoreline when it was stormy. Also heard that the detectives received some pretty good tips from their interviews.
We are all hoping for a quick arrest.